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by Sara D
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Swing out Sister new cd
Replies: 56
Views: 28737

Re: Swing out Sister new cd

Happy 60th birthday today to Swing Out Sister lead singer and fellow Bacharach fan, Corinne Drewery.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XG-g_RwP2II
by Sara D
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: With A Voice
Replies: 21
Views: 8391

Re: With A Voice

Slower than I remember it from Oxford last year but still special. Based purely on this concert version of the song I'd say it's one of Bacharach's best compositions of the last fifty years.
by Sara D
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July
Replies: 20
Views: 5934

Re: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July

Joss Stone in her dressing room before one of the shows with Bacharach running through 'The Look Of Love' with John Pagano on guitar.
https://mobile.twitter.com/JossStone/st ... gr%5Etweet
by Sara D
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July
Replies: 20
Views: 5934

Re: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July

The reviewer in the London Evening Standard is not the first to refer to Bacharach's trio of vocalists as "backing singers" and to confuse Josie James with Donna Taylor.
https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/mu ... 92781.html
by Sara D
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July
Replies: 20
Views: 5934

Re: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July

I see that Joss Stone is preparing for the Bacharach shows by getting herself thrown out of Iran.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/news.sky.c ... n-11756361
by Sara D
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Lou Johnson 1941 - 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1297

Re: Lou Johnson 1941 - 2019

I liked his gritty voice and it's baffling to me that he wasn't more successful, especially given the quality of the Bacharach and David songs he had first crack at. We have an old VHS 'Ready Steady Go' compilation that includes, alas not on YouTube, a very nervous Burt Bacharach being interviewed b...
by Sara D
Thu May 23, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: JW - Slipcover
Replies: 14
Views: 3527

Re: JW - Slipcover

Webb has just commented on the album on his Twitter page. The line, "These rock star composers are the Gershwins of our time", might raise the odd eyebrow or two! https://mobile.twitter.com/realjimmywebb/status/1129913309556289536?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet I th...
by Sara D
Mon May 13, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P.—Doris Day
Replies: 9
Views: 2570

Re: R.I.P.—Doris Day

Doris Day was a uniquely talented lady, a great singer and a terrific actress with a tremendous flair for comedy.

Every time I hear 'Send Me No Flowers' I wonder how such an attractive song could completely fail to be a hit and, even more puzzlingly, why it remains little known to this day.
by Sara D
Sat May 11, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New Bacharach/Costello Composition
Replies: 10
Views: 3501

Re: New Bacharach/Costello Composition

It takes a few listens, as per normal with B&C's material, but it has more of Bacharach's stamp on it than some of their other collaborations, particularly the recurring theme on the keyboard.
by Sara D
Sat May 11, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to the Rescue !
Replies: 1
Views: 1287

Re: Burt to the Rescue !

The "new material set for release this year" sounds intriguing. I hope someone gets round to recording 'With A Voice', preferably Bacharach himself with John Pagano on lead vocals.
by Sara D
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Les Reed 1935 - 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 3037

Re: Les Reed 1935 - 2019

Les Reed had a strong association with Tom Jones and in all the press coverage I've seen since the announcement of Reed's death the same two songs were referenced each time, It's Not Unusual and Delilah, with no mention at all for either Daughter of Darkness or I'm Coming Home. I personally think th...
by Sara D
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Guess Who's coming to dinner
Replies: 3
Views: 2130

Re: Guess Who's coming to dinner

I always thought that Kiki Dee seemed to be singing well within herself and tended to come across as just too nice and polite to really let herself go. The one time that wasn't the case was in the mid-70s when she had a brief spell as a 'rock chick' and toured the UK rock circuit with her own band o...
by Sara D
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: UK No.1 album contains new Jimmy Webb song
Replies: 11
Views: 3655

Re: UK No.1 album contains new Jimmy Webb song

I think the new song is ok but nothing to get excited about and probably the best thing about the record is Michael Ball's vocals, something that's a surprise to me as I've never really been a fan of his. I don't recall it creating much of a stir here but Ball actually recorded a hit album of Bachar...
by Sara D
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Swing out Sister new cd
Replies: 56
Views: 28737

Re: Swing out Sister new cd

.... It was particularly gratifying to hear the Jobim influenced 'Closer Than The Sun' from 'Filth And Dreams' because this remains the only album of theirs I don't own in any format: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu2vlcS1Htc We don't own 'Filth And Dreams' either and according to Allmusic it's one...
by Sara D
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Scott Walker 1943 - 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 2953

Re: Scott Walker 1943 - 2019

Hank wrote:What a voice. What a version of this song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkRokLkgg-I


Yes, tremendous.

One of his greatest performances was of Jacques Brel's 'Jackie', which because of its lyrics was rarely played on the radio at the time.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eKtZf62BQzM

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